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the spd to victory in the next election. that is our goal. we want to oust this government. >> steinbruck says he wants to head a social democrat green coalition. he has a degree in economics and is known for pragmatism and expertise in fiscal policy. he is regarded as a centrist, and the spd hopes he can pull votes from conservatives. am i think they have a better chance with him. he seems more down to earth -- >> i think they have a better chance with him than with gabriel. he seems more down to earth. >> he can do a lot. he understands a lot. but he also does not come across so well. >> i'm not sure if he will do well against mrs. merkel. she is doing a great job. >> for the spd, a tough decision is now out of the way, and the real race has just begun. >> is the former finance minister chancellor material? for some insight, let's turn to our political correspondent. peter, what was his main message at the news conference today? >> the main message was that he wants an outright victory in next autumn's election. he does not want to just press social democrats to do better than last time
are getting ready to choose their next leader. they'll vote in their presidential election on sunday. hugo chavez is hoping they'll give him a fourth term. he's facing his biggest ever electoral challenge. chavez has been in power for 14 years. he's known for his anti-u.s. rhetoric. his main challenger is a former state governor enrique capriles. >> chavez is popular with low-income voters who make up most of the population. still more and more citizens are unhappy with his economic policies because they've caused high inflation. analysts say is change of administration could affect allies such as russia and iran. they say it could also effect the challenge of the united states. >>> japan's territorial dispute with china has created new risks for japanese insurers. chinese protesters smashed japanese owned stores and factories and insurers will have to pay out. managers say they can't issue new policies to cover that kind of damage. chinese people show their anger at the japan government's nationalization of the senkaku islands. they arrived last month and destroyed japanese businesses. in
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